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self-driving cars

Uber self-driving car crash

Uber is going to blame a distracted human driver for its fatal self-driving accident. It shouldn’t.

June 22nd, 2018

Earlier today, Gizmodo obtained and published documents from the Tempe, Arizona police department that appear to Uber’s safety driver was streaming Hulu at the time when an Uber self-driving vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian. The documents are, oddly, the best-case scenario for Uber: It can blame the accident on a misbehaving human, rather than a shoddily-designed …

Apple Self-Driving Car

If Apple made a car, this is how it would have done it

May 24th, 2018

Rumors a few years back kept telling us that Apple is making its own car, a vehicle supposed to do to the auto industry what the iPhone did to mobile. We then gradually learned that Apple isn’t so much interested in manufacturing its own car, a laborious and resource-intensive process even for a company that’s …

Waymo driverless cars test progress 2018

Completely driverless cars will soon be on California streets if Waymo has its way

April 13th, 2018

Waymo, the self-driving car company that was spun off from Google, has applied for a permit to test completely driverless vehicles on public roads in California. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the news Friday afternoon, and Waymo confirmed to the publication that it submitted its application to the California DMV late Thursday. Although autonomous vehicles …

Tesla Model X Autopilot crash 2018

Tesla says the fatal Model X crash is the worst it’s ever seen

March 28th, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating a fatal accident that occured last Friday, when a Tesla Model X crashed into a highway divider, ultimately killing the driver. While the NTSB conducts its investigation, Tesla has tried to get ahead of the story by releasing a statement giving a few possible reasons why the crash …

Self Driving Cars in 2018

How self-driving vehicles are going to change the way we own cars

March 10th, 2018

Depending on which particular tech luminary you listen to, self-driving cars are somewhere between one and ten years away from reality. But one thing everyone agrees with is that they’re coming, and they’re going to fundamentally change transportation. The outstanding questions are when fully autonomous cars are going to appear on our streets, and when …